Some people claim Weyburn was named after a railway man who supervised the laying of steel. There are others, however, who insist the City got its name from a Scot. There's the story that on a hot summer's afternoon, an exploring Scot, on coming across the Souris River, exclaimed "Wee Burn", and hence, the community became Wee Burn later changed to Weyburn.
Records indicate the community of Weyburn was founded in 1899 when people started to arrive and a settlement started to take shape around a station house and freight shed. 1902 was a boom year when an invasion of Americans brought in a number of new business enterprises from across the border and Weyburn was incorporated as a village.